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Testosterone and Aromatase Inhibitors
« on: July 08, 2013, 03:11:35 pm »
Many men have never even heard of an aromatase inhibitor and don't know how they work.  I created a page on the different types and how they are used in HRT or even in lieu of HRT:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Aromatase_Inhibitors.aspx
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
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Re: Testosterone and Aromatase Inhibitors
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2013, 06:31:01 pm »
Hi Peak,

You didnt include anything on DIM on this page.  Is that because it functions differently.  If I cannot get Kaiser to consider Arimidex i may end up needing to look at OTC products. Would be nice to hear your perspective on the OTC alternatives.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 08:43:39 pm by Sam »
7/6/12   - T Levels Total 154/ Free 4.5; PSA 1.7
Life Sucked!  Focused on losing weight and lifestyle changes.
1/31/13  - 292/5.4; C 5.0; SHBG 17.8
3/25/13  - 329/7.4; C 11.8, E2 23; PSA <0.5
Started TRT
7/5/13 - T Cyp - 100mg biweekly IM
7/26/13 Midpt - 228/5.4 - move to 100mg/wk
8/29/13 - Trough - 219/39.5; Cort 11.3
8/30/13 - Peak - >1500/>52; E2 101; PSA 1.8
 - Proved IM injections were cleared too quickly.   Low SHBG is often a clearance issue!
- Move to subQ 30mg EOD solved all issues except fatigue.  T levels consistently 500-600 E2 20-40
Dec-13 - Switched to Clomid 50mg 2x/wk.  finally settled on 12.5mg EOD
Jan-14 - Stopped Clomid - Clomid Sucks!
Went back 30mg EOD SubQ + Berberine 500mg 2X/day which finally cured fatigue issues.    SHBG in the 20-22 range and as expected as SHBG has increased T clearance has decreased.  T levels are now consistently in the 700-900 range with E2 in the 20-30 range.  BF 7-10%  Family Life Great, Work Great!  Mind/Body Great!!  You can do it to!

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Re: Testosterone and Aromatase Inhibitors
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 08:21:53 pm »
In my experience with OTC alternatives, grape seed extract doesn't work very well and DIM does work well but it's more expensive. I guess that's what they're there for.
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Re: Testosterone and Aromatase Inhibitors
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 10:19:24 pm »
Hi Peak,

You didnt include anything on DIM on this page.  Is that because it functions differently.  If I cannot get Kaiser to consider Arimidex i may end up needing to look at OTC products. Would be nice to hear your perspective on the OTC alternatives.

I appreciate and even believe what JackAndy says and I guess I should include a foot note.  But I haven't included simply because there are no studies.  So I can't discuss side effects, effectiveness, etc.  If anyone can point to some material on this, let me know.  I'm certainly open...
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements. Yes, low T and E.D. are usually medical conditions.  There are potential risk with HRT:  http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_risks.aspx.
My Health History: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/My_Health_Story.aspx.
And check out my new Peak Testosterone Program on the right side of my home page: http://www.peaktestosterone.com.